American Studies First Book Prize for Migrant Imaginaries

Last month, Alicia Schmidt Camacho won the 2009 Lora Romero Book Award of the American Studies Association for her book Migrant Imaginaries. The prize consists of a lifetime membership in the ASA and is awarded every year for the best-published first book in American Studies that highlights the intersections of race with gender, class, sexuality and/or nation. The prize honors Lora Romero, who was a valued and long-active member of the American Studies Association, former Assistant Professor at Stanford University, and author of Home Fronts: Nineteenth Century Domesticity and Its Critics (1997).